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ABC
Feb 15, 2013 4:00pm PST
into affect and the question of whose idea this was, well, john boehner is right. the obama white house first proposed it in the middle of the 2011 debt ceiling battle intended to pressure congress. it was not the president's idea to have cuts take place. >> thank you, mark.!qi >> coming up on abc 7 news at 4:00 mom to be wasn't the only one in labor. during the blizzard her wild winter ride is ahead. >> spencer christian watch out. see why video of the north dakota boy is going viral. >> i better be good at the next appearance. a view from our camera looking towards mount diablo. the accu-weather forecast is coming up. >> today, i'm still taking your questions on twitter and facebook you can contact me on facebook.com/michael finney abc 7 and on twitter, i'll answer questions here live a $ >> another live check of the friday afternoon commute this, is in walnut creek. traffic is on 680 northbound. it looks like it's moving well and better southbound heading towards danville. stay with us. more still to come on abc 7 news at 4:00. >>>/]9 a virginia couple had a valentine's day of a lifetime
ABC
Feb 15, 2013 6:00pm PST
whose idea was this? the blame goes to obama white house. they proposed it in hopes of using cuts as leverage to force congress to compromise on deficit reductions. but this compromise never came. thank you very much. >> find out next what it means to be a snow plow parent. >> yes. importantly what wl it's a plus or minus for kids that. plus or minus for kids that. is the real questioning to give a breast cancer survivor a lifetime-- that's definitely a fair trade. it was such a beautiful experience. (jessica lee) ♪ and it's beautiful (woman) why walk 60 miles in the boldest breast cancer event in history? because your efforts help komen serve millions of women and men facing breast cancer every year. visit the3day.org to register or to request more information today. it was 3 days of pure joy. ♪ and it's beautiful >>> you've probably heard of helicopter mom who's hover over their kids all the time. but have you heard of snow plow parent something it's a new trend in this increasingly competitive world. but abc 7 news explains that experts say overparenting could end up hurtin
KOFY
Feb 15, 2013 9:00pm PST
to the obama white house. it came in the middle of the 2011 fight over the debt ceiling. white house thought this is such a bad deal it will actually force congress that compromising on deficit reduction. well the xro miss never came now the sequester is here. deadline march first. in the newsroom, mark matthews abc 7 news. >> more to bring you. more coming up tonight. if you ever shoot trash as if it were a basketball. you have the gar pwaj badge can for you. we have that story as 7 news at 9 continues. that was 3 points continues. that was 3 points by theíáf- >> well take a look at the month old pig let from florida. he was born without the use of his back legs and wasn't given much of a chance to live until a veterinarian stepped in. pig let can now get around thanks to custom built wheelchair as you can see. made out of wheels from toy set and yes the pig is a massive hit on you tube. looks like a happy little guy. pretty cute too. all right one last check on the weather. in0vaivt. >> nice story. weather picture renice as well. live doppler 7 hd mostly clear 68 over the b
MSNBC
Feb 15, 2013 10:00pm EST
that don't hire minimum wage workers. and that is what the obama white house believed, textbook you notice they didn't push a minimum wage increase in the first term. they tried to use the tax code, the making way tax cut, part of the stimulus that gave a refundable tax cut, for individuals and married taxpayers. but republicans refused to renew it in 2011. next, the republicans tried a cut in the payroll tax, but the republicans and some in the president's own party refused to extend it into 2013. that helped every worker, not just the ones making the least. but with no more big options, of course the president is turning to the increase in minimum wage. now maybe that increase won't pass. in fact, it very likely wouldn't pass. >> when you raise the price of employment, guess what happens? you get less of it. in a time when the american people are still asking the question where are the jobs why would we want to make it harder for small employers to hire people? >> just want to say the research is not nearly that clear. but he does control the house of representatives. so it may not pass.
NBC
Feb 15, 2013 5:00pm PST
. >> the teachers and staff were honored today in an emotional white house ceremony. president obama awarded the citizen's medal. he recalled how each sacrifice, was to protect the students. >> they gave their lives to protect the children in their care. they gave all they had for the most innocent and helpless among us. that is what we honor today. >> the citizens medal is the second highest honor awarded by the white house. >> the autopsy results are in and investigators are now believing that the former l.a. cop kill said himself. the sheriff's department released that information at news conference late this afternoon. investigators say that christopher dorner died from a single gun shot wound to the head. after a massive man hunt that led authorities to that cabin in big bear. he was barricaded in the cabin and refused to surrender. deputies say they were forced to deploy chemical agents into the cabin that caught on fire. >> as the fire continued to spread, it went about probably a quarter of the cabin, when it was on fire. we heard a single gun shot coming from the house. which is dif
NBC
Feb 16, 2013 12:35am EST
!" some political news. the white house announced that president obama is going to florida for presidents' day weekend. obama says he wants to relax with his friends and really freak people out at the hall of presidents. [ laughter ] hello. >> steve: so realistic. >> jimmy: yeah. check this out. yesterday, the ceo of the national rifle association said that president obama took the art of deception to a whole new level in his state of the union address. then, he went back and he was dressed in camouflage to trick deer into thinking he was a tree. [ laughter ] some big entertainment news. it's rumored that 70-year-old harrison ford will return as hans solo in the new "star wars" movie. [ cheers and applause ] psyched for that. that will be weird when the other characters see how old he's gotten and they're like, "yoda?" [ laughter ] he's a good looking man. i don't see why that's happened. get this, you guys. it's rumored that kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb are arguing -- [ audience ohs ] -- about whether to take their show to l.a. or keep it in new york. >> audience: new york! >> jimmy:
PBS
Feb 15, 2013 11:05pm PST
be valued as high as $35 million. and now, courtesy of president obama, mary jo white's been named to head the s.e.c., the securities and exchange commission -- the very agency that regulates her clients and everyone else doing business in the stock market. but as they say on late night tv, wait, there's more. join us for our latest episode of "as the door revolves" in which the door spins ever faster between the s.e.c. and big business. according to a major new report from the nonpartisan watchdog pogo, the project on government oversight, hundreds of the agency's former employees have done or are doing business with the s.e.c. on behalf of the corporations the agency is supposed to regulate. imagine, hundreds with an intimate knowledge of how the place works advocating for their clients with friends at the s.e.c., colleagues who themselves may be looking for a big payoff when they, too, leave government. no wonder the s.e.c. has granted special waivers to business on some 350 occasions that according to the report, "softened the blow of enforcement actions." the plot thickens. pogo also
CSPAN
Feb 16, 2013 8:00am EST
man in the white house, but the acceptance in public culture of barack obama by the millions of white people who voted for him is still largely on their terms, not his. it's the people on the other side who are forced to accommodate across the lines, forced always, black folks have had the -- it's not a choice and luxury to deal with race including barack obama who can't talk about race right now because if he does, the people who voted for him will find some reason to say he's everyone sides -- emphasizing it too much. we are still on hooks about it. race is still there. it is vital we get the sense of history more in line with what actually happened so that we can restore our confidence and of the capacities of government to move forward, and i'm not saying it's going to be easy, but i think that it's beginning to happen. we have five years of anniversaries of things that are great blessings, not just for black people, but white americans, and, indeed, the whole world sharing in the democracy. if we understand what is this doing, and it is a vital task for us to do it, but it doesn'
ABC
Feb 15, 2013 5:30pm PST
. and a gripping scene at the white house today. president obama honoring the teachers and staff who lost their lives at sandy hook elementary. the president wiping away a tear as he recounted their heroism on that dark day. he took his message to his hometown of chicago. here tonight, jonathan karl. >> reporter: today, the white house planned to focus on the economy. but like the state of the union address, the president's most passionate comments came on gun violence. >> too many of our children are being taken away from us. >> reporter: in chicago, he invoked the memory of hadiyah pendleton, who was gunned down days after performing at the inauguration. >> no law or set of laws can prevent every senseless act of violence in this country. when a child opens fire on another child, there's a hole in that child's heart that government can't fill. >> reporter: earlier, at the white house, raw emotion, as the president honored the adults shot down and killed trying to protect the children of sandy hook elementary school. >> they gave all they had for the most innocent and helpless among us.
FOX
Feb 15, 2013 10:00pm EST
a civilian can receive. fox 5's tom fitzgerald has the story. [ applause ] >> reporter: at the white house president obama set the stage for a group of americans who he says approached citizenship not as a birthright, but a responsibility. >> we get to recognize some extraordinary men and women who have gone above and beyond for their country and for their fellow citizens. >> maria gomez. >> maria gomez was born in colombia but lives in washington. 25 years ago her calling of service led her to create mary's center providing healthcare for d.c.'s immigrant community. >> i hope that this award will inspire other young leaders to take that road less traveled. >> terry shima. >> terry shima of gaithersburg fought in world war ii as thousands of his fellow japanese americans were held in internment camps. he has worked ever since with veterans and students to teach history's lessons. >> when that day arrives and we are faced with the same kind of an emergency, you will instinctively know what to do and what not to do. >> this presidential citizens medal is not only one of the highest honors th
MSNBC
Feb 16, 2013 11:00am PST
be playing with president obama this weekend. the white house not commenting on those reports but harmon is someone who has played with past presidents including eisenhower, nixon, george h.w. bush, so he is no stranger to giving presidents some tips on the golf course. so we understand president obama today at the floridian which is a golf resort here which is toned by tim crain, owner of the houston astros, he's enjoying down time but the down time won't last very long, when he goes back a number of battles to face, including of course the sequester, that pending budget battle with congress, those deep spending cuts set to go into effect in just two weeks now and at this point in time there's no sign a resolution is on the horizon so we imagine president obama as soon as he gets back on monday will start facing that issue once again. craig? >> kristen, has there been a great deal of communication between the house and house republican members or senate republican members for that matter on the sequester? have they been talking at all? >> reporter: well, we haven't gotten any informatio
CBS
Feb 15, 2013 7:00pm EST
from terrible injuries. she is now being held on bail set at $4 million. >>> well president obama had to wipe away a tear today and watch others shed many more during an emotional white house ceremony, in which he awarded the presidential citizen's medal to 18 people. six of those awarded to the school principal, therapist, and four teachers who died in the school shooting at newtown, connecticut. >> they gave their lives to protect the precious children in their care. they gave all they had for the most innocent and helpless among others. >> reporter: after the ceremony, the president was off to chicago where he spoke at a rally with students enrolled in a youth anti-violence program. the president said last year 65 children were shot to death in chicago. >>> well, the carnival cruise ship triumph was disabled at sea for eight days. tonight we've got a little more insight of the conditions of the passengers and what they were enduring the whole time. she says that things, they got pretty grim. >> toilets and showers were clogging and backing up. people were still trying to use them.
PBS
Feb 15, 2013 5:30pm PST
at the white house today, as mr. obama awarded presidential citizens medals. six of the 18 recipients were educators who died trying to protect students at sandy hook elementary school. to help put this in focus, we are joined by lynn sweet. she's a columnist and washington bureau chief for the "chicago sun-times," and has covered the windy city for decades. lynn, welcome back. watching this event today t seemed a very personal one for president obama. >> margaret, absolutely. this was in the city that spawned his local career and in the neighborhood where he lived, he worked, he taught at the university of chicago. he was a state senator from that area. if we were there we could walk to his house from the school in a short time. go to the park where the girl was murdered. mrs. obama grew up not far from where he spoke. and mrs. obama is a true south cider. she calls herself that. he talked about that at the school. and you know, in chicago when you say you are a south cider, that is something you say with an enormous amount of pride. so obama by identifying with the neighborhood of which
CBS
Feb 15, 2013 5:00pm PST
at the white house today honoring victims of the sandy hook school shooting. president obama presented the presidential citizens medal to the families of the six school staffers killed in the massacre. the award is the nation's second highest civilian honor. mr. obama wiped away a tear as he reflected on the victims' sacrifices. >> they gave their lives to protect the precious children in their care. they gave all they had for the most innocent and helpless among us. >> ever since the sandy hook massacre, the president promised to crackdown on gun violence. after the ceremony, mr. obama left for chicago to push his gun control agenda. >>> insult to injury, how even on land the cruise ship passengers ran into bad luck on their long voyage home. >> good for your heart, but not for your risk of cancer. the new information linking alcohol use to several cancers. >> it is the day after valentine's day but the high temperatures today it should be the day after easter. take a look at the numbers. 76 degrees for los gatos, 73 for palo alto. fairfield 73.
CSPAN
Feb 15, 2013 10:30pm EST
obama as the president. he was reelected. he needs to be in the white house. he needs to lead this nation. he does not need to be out in campaign mode. that is all i have seen from barack obama. campaign, speech -- let's get everybody in the white house, and let's get things done. guest: a couple of points -- we hear this from constituents, that they are frustrated that they are not seeing the leadership. what he is saying really plays into that. leaders are team builders. they know how to bring people forward to find consensus. the president's speech the other night was all about the president and about his plans. it was not about the items that are on the wrong track in this country. it was not about coming to work with us. indeed, the president said, if you do not pass this, i will do it by executive order. that is not leadership. that is not what people are wanting to see. people want to see us sit down and work these issues out. second thing -- when you asked him about who he sees as a republican leader, one of the interesting things that i think he and others see is, we
CBS
Feb 15, 2013 11:00pm PST
they put up a reward? everybody is just going to laugh at them. >>> a special ceremony at the white house today honoring victims of the sandy hook elementary school massacre. president obama presented medals to the families of the six killed. >> they gave their lives to protect the precious children in their care. they gave all they had for the most innocent and helpless among us. >> ever since sandy hook, the president has promised to crack down on gun violence. after the ceremony, mr. obama left for chicago to push his gun-control plan. >>> military veterans coming back from war are ready to start a new life. and thanks to the gi bill, they have some money for college. but kpix 5's allen martin shows us that often these vets are left with nothing more than financial ruin. >> there are people out there who are less interested in helping our men and which in uniform getting ahead and more interested in making a buck. >> reporter: president obama urged congress last year to go after for-profit educational programs that take advantage of veterans.
MSNBC
Feb 16, 2013 3:00am EST
today. >> president obama wiped tears away as he honored the six educators killed in the sandy hook elementary school shooting today at the white house. and many of you are talking about it on social media. on facebook susan noble writes every one of them deserved that honor. they are true hero. president obama is a good man and a good father and he does care about all who have died because of guns. and real men cry. go to our facebook page right now and join the conversation. and don't forget to like "the ed show" when you're there. >>> tonight i asked will senator warren of massachusetts get congress to hold the big banks accountable? 22% said yes. 22% said no. >>> the skies over russia looked like a disaster scene this morning. i'll show it to you next. it ain't a movie. >>> and we are back. when i see the videotape of this, all i can say is i wish i was there. i wish i could have seen this. this scene roughly 900 miles east of russia this morning. a ten-ton meteor streaked through the sky with a blinding flash at a speed of 33,000 miles per hour. the meteor shattered into pieces
NBC
Feb 16, 2013 5:00am EST
.c. now where a baltimore woman got a major pat on the back from president obama. >> she has a way of motivating everyone around here. >> it's not every day you get an invitation to the white house but it's not every day you meet someone like baltimore's janet jacks -- janice jackson. when president obama met her on friday he presented her with the 2012 presidential citizen's medal the nation's second heist civilian honor. >> to be recognized by the president is pretty sweet. he told me i looked pretty today i said you, too, president, you look pretty also. i didn't know what to say. i was in awe. >> janice jackson was singled out for founding women embracing abilities now or wed. this mo -- wead. she ore came adversity. she was hit by a car and paralyzed. if she was lucky she would move her shoulders. >> as she recovered she resolved to give the strength to others in need. >> she is a professor at the university of baltimore a cover girl model and wean's engine. it helped 1,000 newly disabled women learn how to be and feel like a woman again. >> it's your abilities that need to sh
FOX News
Feb 16, 2013 11:00am PST
-pressured by this agenda? >> well, this is what republicans need to do because as dan said, obama's been disconnecting himself from this congress and republicans let him do it. they' they have allowed themselves to be painted as the only force in town and the president runs to the white house and senate. ifs' going to put the agenda forward make the senate go first on this and we'll see how many of the president's own members of his own party agree with some of these proposals. >> okay, kim, thank you. when we come back, jack lew's cayman island investment. president obama once called it a notorious tax scam and mitt romney paid a political price for his accounts there. but will jack lew? ♪ [ slap! ] [ slap! slap! slap! slap! ] ow! ow! [ male announcer ] your favorite foods fighting you? fight back fast with tums. calcium-rich tums starts working so fast you'll forget you had heartburn. ♪ tum tum tum tum tums >> jack lew, president obama's pick for treasury secretary faced questions on capitol hill this week about his tenure as a top executive at citigroup, the too big to fail bank that received
MSNBC
Feb 15, 2013 8:00pm PST
innocent and helpless among us. and that's what we honor today. >> president obama wiped tears away as he honored the six educators killed in the sandy hook elementary school shooting today at the white house. and many of you are talking about it on social media. on facebook susan noble writes every one of them deserved that honor. they are true heroes. president obama is a good man and a good father and he does care about all who have died because of guns. and fran vanhousen says, and real men cry. go to our facebook page right now and join the conversation. and don't forget to like "the ed show" when you're there. >>> tonight i asked will senator warren of massachusetts get congress to hold the big banks accountable? 28% of you said yes. 22% said no. >>> the skies over russia looked like a disaster scene this morning. i'll show you the very real wreckage, next. it ain't a movie. t was good. you had your shoulder pointed, you kept your eyes on your target. let's do it again -- watch me. just like that one... [ male announcer ] the durability of the volkswagen passat. pass down something
ABC
Feb 16, 2013 4:00am PST
through this heartbreak. >> this ad comes in the middle of president obama's push for tougher gun control legislation. abc's reena ninan is in washington this morning. reena, does the white house get a sense they're gaining traction on this issue, despite all of the opposition in congress? >> reporter: all the issues are pushing of all of them. they believe universal background checks might be the most likely to get pushed through in congress. there's still very much a tough uphill battle. but what is helping the white house, unfortunately, are the sad, sad cases of these shootings. sandy hook. yesterday, we saw the president actually break down and cry as he was delivering some awards to people who were there, adults involved in this situation, with that shooting. universal background checks, dan, the most likely to see some action here in washington. >> on another note, we're hearing these reports overnight that a supposed insider is saying that he knows for sure that it's a done deal that hillary clinton is going to run for president. any truth to this at all? >> reporter: we are looki
NBC
Feb 16, 2013 9:00am EST
on the back from president obama. her name is janice jackson. she has a way of motivating everyone around her. >> it's not every day you get an invitation to the white house. it's not every day you meet someone like janice jackson. the nation's second highest in honor. >> recognized by the pledges he is doing. he told me i looked pretty today. i told him you look pretty also. i didn't know what to say. i was in ah. awe. >> janice jackson was singled out by a nonprofit that empowers women with disabilities. women embracing abilities now or wean. this moment took 29 years of over coming personal adversity. at 24 janice was hit by a car and paralyzed. if she was lucky she would move her shoulders. >> as she recovered and regained her strength she resolved to give that strength to others in need. this dine mow is a professor at the university of baltimore a cover girl model and wean's engine. the group has helped more than 1,000 newly disabled women learn how to be and feel like women again. >> she needs to shine not your limitations. selfless, courageous, committed to public service the presiden
FOX Business
Feb 15, 2013 7:00pm EST
obama's aides are still holding meetings with lobbyists. i guess they're just being held in a separate complex of the white house grounds to avoid public scrutiny in the oversight of congress. he left that part out to, and the? it does not make much difference if you are a republican or democrat. there is truth, and there is reality, and there's every reason to believe that this president no longer believes, if he ever did come in the public's right to know what our government is doing. is president obama already a lame duck? chicago mayor the may think so. the "a-team" on that and more. one gun manufacturer is showing the gun makers don't have to be defenseless when state governments go after them. hispanic voters and immigration reform, a former bush official tells us what the gop is doing right and wrong. next. ♪ six at a dry cleaner, we replaced people with a machine. what? customers didn't like it. so why do banks do it? hello? hello?! if your bank doesn't let you talk to a real person 24/7, you need an ally. hello? ally bank. your money needs an ally. today is gonna be an impor
CNN
Feb 15, 2013 4:00pm PST
. "outfront," our contributor a writer for "the national review," and former white house press secretary bill burton and co-founders of pry arteries usa, a pro-obama super pack. community activists in chicago have been pleading for years for the president to come home and directly address gun violence. he's gotten a lot of criticism about his lack of talking on this issue. why has it taken him so long? >> i think the president has talked about these issues for a long time and sometimes the president addresses issues and the it's not in a big speech like he did today. but the president has been there on these issues and right now is a particular moment in american history where we can address gun violence, take commonsense measures that 90% of americans support, like universal background checks, and make a big difference on this issue. there's a lot of guns on the streets right in and out but there are some things government can do and the president is trying to push that as fast as he can to make sure that we're getting some of those guns off the street and out of the hands of people who shou
FOX Business
Feb 15, 2013 11:00pm EST
it is the white house facing us -- or is it the republicans? a new push for neil: republicans are blasting a global warming bill. in regards to tax carbon emissions, president obama is promising to take matters into his own hands antake executive action. we have peter hudson. of the hudson corporation. when you think about using this is what the demonstration will do? take matters into their own hands? thank you very much for the opportunity. >> in regards to u.s. manufacturers and producers, longer term it will be the continuation of destruction. i think it's very shortsighted view on either you're for or against it. neil: there were a lot of routes and greasy palms along the way. >> this bill in particular, you are talking about a trillion dollars. $1 trillion. that is almost $2 billion per week. transfer of wealth that is coming out for the american consumer, i'm not sure anybody really knows where this money is going and what it is intended to do. again, if something like this is passed, it really needs to be on a global basis. the indians, chise, europeans. >> if the chinese and the c
MSNBC
Feb 16, 2013 9:00am PST
people are looking for. the white house is expressing confidence. president obama said he's confident this will happen. and other administration officials have put the word out that they are confident. but whether it happens or not after congress gets back after the 25th, even if he is komp confirmed, will chuck hagel have trouble managing the pentagon and bring in any reforms he might want to do. it sets up the idea, is this going to be business as usual? it is an unprecedented move to filibuster a defense nominee in the area of national security. first time it's ever happened. but could this be the norm? >> let's talk about senator john mccain who heightened a few issues here the republicans have with chuck hagel. >> to be honest with you, it goes back to, there's a lot of ill-will towards senator hagel because when he was a republican, he attacked president bush mercilessly, at one point said he was the worst president since herbert hoover, said that the surge was the worst blunder since the vietnam war, which is nonsense. and was very anti-his own party and people. people don't fo
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